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Springdale High rising senior guards Chris Owens and Tereke Eckwood have a chance to showcase their skills against the best talent in the nation this spring and summer. The Class of 2015 duo is playing AAU basketball for some of the top teams in the country in the 17-and-under circuit of the prestigious Nike Elite Youth Basketball League (EYBL). Owens is playing for the Arkansas Wings Elite team, while Eckwood is a new … Continue Reading ››
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Six Springdale High athletes were recognized in a signing ceremony Friday in Bulldog Gym. Cory Stewart (tennis) signed with the University of Arkansas-Fort Smith, Neal Parsons (football) signed with Hendrix and Chelsea Baldwin (softball) signed with Ecclesia College. Marlen Reynoso (volleyball) is headed to Newbury College in Newbury, Mass., while the Bulldog soccer duo of Orsy Gonzalez and Bryan Lemus are headed to Missouri to Neosho County Community College and Crowder Community … Continue Reading ››
An overflow crowd helped raise more than $129,000 for tornado relief efforts Tuesday night at Dickey-Stephens Park in North Little Rock. An announced attendance of 8,014 showed up for an exhibition baseball game between Mayflower and Vilonia at the home of the Double-A Arkansas Travelers. According to KTHV, a total of $129,261 was raised at the game in addition to more than $4,000 donated in gift cards. Attendance to the game was free as fans were encouraged to instead donate to the cities affected most by the April 27 tornado. Fifteen … Continue Reading ››
Fayetteville defensive back Dre Greenlaw won't practice this spring after suffering a broken foot. Greenlaw, who is verbally committed to Arkansas State, told Hawgs Illustrated he suffered the injury and required surgery last month. He expects to be able to play in some of the team's camps this summer. As a junior, Greenlaw recorded 104 tackles and five interceptions for the Bulldogs. He scored touchdowns on a kickoff return, a punt return, an interception and a fumble recovery. Fayetteville is scheduled to play its spring game May 30 at Harmon Field.
West Memphis has hired Billy Elmore from Stuttgart as its new football coach. Elmore is a two-time state champion, winning titles at Class 4A Stuttgart in 2012 and Class 3A Glen Rose in 2007. Elmore has a career record of 81-53 at Stuttgart, Arkadelphia and Glen Rose. Elmore will succeed Lanny Dauksch, who went 116-41-1 and won eight conference championships in 13 seasons with the Blue Devils. Dauksch was hired as the school's athletics director last month.
The legend of Bentonville guard Malik Monk is growing fast. Monk scored 59 points Saturday for the Arkansas Wings. He made 15 of 27 field goal attempts, including 10 of 18 attempts from 3-point range in the Wings' 98-91 loss to All Ohio Red at Nike's Elite Youth Basketball League in Sacramento, Calif. The sophomore also made 19 of 23 free throw attempts and grabbed 9 rebounds while playing 39 minutes. Monk is already considered one of the top recruits nationally. He has offers from Kansas, Florida, Baylor and homestate Arkansas. NWA Media … Continue Reading ››